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    Big Bend over Labor Day

    Is heading to Big Bend over Labor Day weekend asking for trouble in the heat or is it doable? Never been out there and would like to do some hiking and biking. Thinking about riding in the SP and hiking in the NP. Any info on a 20ish mile ride in the SP would be great. Been riding most afternoons lately and the heat hasn't been too oppresive, just drink lots of water. Thanks for any info you may have.

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    I was riding in the State Park this past February at the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest and it was quite warm in the afternoon, I would not ride there now with 100+ temps. You would more than likely be told not to ride by the park rangers when paying your entrance fee. The National Park would be great for hiking since you can go up in altitude and it's nice and cool. The Chisos Basin Campground is at 5400 ft and is a nice place to be in the middle of a Texas summer.

    I would suggest going to the 2013 Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest in February

    Entrance to Fun Valley in Lajitas

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    Is there any riding that is at altitude or is it all low in the desert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ligniteminer View Post
    Is there any riding that is at altitude or is it all low in the desert?
    I don't think there is any at altitude but I could be wrong. You can check on the NPS site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ligniteminer View Post
    Is there any riding that is at altitude or is it all low in the desert?

    Altitude like mountains? No.

    But there is climbing.... "Fun Valley" is fun to ride out of. It hurts to ride into.


    And yes, put the February DirtFest on your calendar.





    Back to the OP.

    Ride early, and take lots of water.


    Touch base with the folks at Desert Sports for the local 411.
    aLaN AT BikeMojo DOT com

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